The son of William Albert and Catherine (Bowman) Watson, Kenneth Bowman Watson joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and was assigned to 28 Squadron in Italy. In 1918, he flew Sopwith Camels with 70 Squadron in France. Watson's final victory, a Fokker D.VII downed on 4 November 1918, was the last enemy aircraft claimed by his squadron before the end of the war.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Kenneth Bowman Watson. (FRANCE)
On 28th October, when on offensive patrol, this officer took part in an engagement between six of our machines and twenty-two Fokkers. In the combat that ensued four of the latter were destroyed, Lieut. Watson accounting for one. In addition to the foregoing he has four other machines to his credit.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 8 February 1919 (31170/2048)